New syllabus may be introduced by the end of the year, emphasis will be given on skill development

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Employment News-The Ministry of Education is likely to introduce a 'New and Comprehensive National Curriculum Framework for School Education' by the end of this year, in which emphasis will be given on knowledge related to India, scientific temper among children and 21st century skill development etc. School Education and Literacy Secretary Anita Karwal gave this information in a program organized on 'Startup India Innovation Week'. “We are in the process of developing a new national curriculum framework. A committee under the leadership of eminent scientist Dr. Kasturirangan is deliberating deeply on this subject.

Karwal said, “We are hopeful that by the end of this year, we can introduce a new and comprehensive National Curriculum Framework for School Education”. He said that information related to India will be given importance in the new National Curriculum Framework, which will especially mention social problems. He said that under this, attention will be given to the development of scientific thinking in children from childhood.

He said, “Emphasis will be laid on developing computational thinking in children. But this does not mean that the emphasis will be only on mathematical knowledge but on the development of reasoning ability. In this, importance will be given to the elements related to the understanding of civic qualities in children, which will include the dimensions related to fundamental duties and rights. Along with this, attention will also be given to the development of skills of the 21st century. ,

It is worth mentioning that last year the Education Ministry had constituted a 12-member National Steering Committee under the chairmanship of Senior Scientist K Kasturirangan. The committee was entrusted with the responsibility of preparing a new outline of the curriculum from school to higher education. Underlining the importance of 21st century skills, Karwal said that the Central Board of Secondary Education had first integrated artificial intelligence (AI) in skill education in 2019 and included it in teaching-learning. He said that artificial intelligence should be used for solving social areas and problems. The School Education Secretary also mentioned about the launch of the School Innovation Ambassador Program.

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